Essays on Hamsun's writing
Henning Wærp: Hamsun and nature
2017-04-26 09:20Apart from being considered some of the finest works from the author’s pen, Knut Hamsun’s three major novels from the beginning of the 1890s – Hunger, Mysteries and Pan – have been interpreted as three different perspectives exploring the individual’s dynamic between culture and nature.
Atle Kittang: Knut Hamsin's posthumous reputation
2017-04-25 11:40Knut Hamsun's obituary of Adolf Hitler is the single most provoking item of his writings and also the most difficult to understand. It was published in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten on 7 May 1945 – the day before the Norwegian Liberation Day. Hamsun praised the German dictator as a "warrior fo
Martin Humpàl: Hamsun's modernism
2017-04-26 11:55Hamsun’s works are today often called modernist. However, this designation is somewhat problematic and is only partly correct. It is difficult to find arguments to support the claim that all Hamsun’s works are modernist. Aesthetically speaking, most of the novels he wrote in the 20th century are rea
Ståle Dingstad: Hamsun and politics 1880-1945
2017-04-26 10:36Knut Hamsun was a political man. Throughout his life he was interested and engaged in all aspects of society, and closely followed the momentous changes that shaped Norway during this period. Through various types of work, travels and social activities, and through what he read and wrote, Hamsun mad
John Brunmo: the modern element in Hamsun's work
2017-04-26 11:53How is it that Hamsun, who in the 1890s marketed himself as a “modern writer” through his descriptions of modern dividedness and the sensitivity of the human mind, ended up castigating everything that was modern – from democracy to lipstick?
Even Arntzen: The wanerer in Hamsun's works
2017-04-26 09:07Knut Hamsun spent a major part of his life travelling and wandering from one place to another. In his teens, he roamed about different parts the country – Lom, Bodø, Bø (Vesterålen), Kjerringøy and Tromsø. Later he travelled to Kristiania, Copenhagen and Hardanger, twice to the America in the 1880s,